Two children injured in road crashes

By Rebecca SheppardA MOTHER and child were taken to hospital last night after the car they were in left the road and hit a tree.The accident happened on the A134 at Honey Tye, near Leavenheath, at about 5.

By Rebecca Sheppard

A MOTHER and young child were taken to hospital last night after the car they were in left the road and hit a tree.

The accident happened on the A134 at Honey Tye, near Leavenheath, at about 5.50pm yesterday and left the woman - who was believed to have been driving the car - with serious injuries.

The toddler was understood to have been in a child seat at the time of the crash and was described as having less serious injuries.


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A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust said: “The call came from Essex ambulance to us. It was reported as a car versus a tree.

“We transported a mum and child to hospital. The mum has got serious injuries.”

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk Fire Service said crews from Sudbury, Colchester and Hadleigh had been sent to the crash scene.

She added firefighters had taken about 40 minutes to release an adult and child from the wreckage of a car.

The road was closed while the emergency services dealt with the accident, with the police helicopter circling overhead and diversions put in place.

It was the second car accident involving a child to happen on the region's roads yesterday.

A young boy had been earlier flown to hospital by air ambulance after being involved in a collision with a car in Leiston.

The boy suffered head injuries in the crash, which happened in Seaward Avenue at about 3.34pm.

He was conscious and breathing when paramedics arrived and was flown to Ipswich Hospital for treatment to what were believed to be serious injuries.

n Motorists were stuck in long tailbacks following a road accident involving two cars and a tractor.

The incident happened on the eastbound carriageway of the A14 between Stowmarket and Claydon at 3.23pm yesterday.

Police, ambulance and fire crews attended the scene to help release the passengers of one of the cars, which had ended up on its roof along the inside carriageway.

Suffolk police said traffic delays went back as the A1120. A spokeswoman for the East Anglian Ambulance Trust said no-one had been injured in the accident.

rebecca.sheppard@eadt.co.uk

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